It was another fun-filled weekend. First Luke and MacKenzie came home and we celebrated Luke's 21st Birthday!!!
Then Sunday we went to the Portland Nursery Apple Festival. You can find the festival because of the giant apple in the sky:
Then there's the variety of apples to taste:
The festival also offers face painting, balloon art, music and more.
Then, we headed out to Sauvie's Island Pumpkin Patch. We went on a hay ride,
We used to do these things every year while the kids were growing up. It was fun stepping back in time and appreciating all these activities with my kids, now that they are grown up.
We wandered the fields to find the perfect pumpkin.
We ran into my nephew, his girlfriend and a couple other people we knew:
We saw a little moo train, which was for the kids to ride if they didn't want to ride the hay ride.
And then we went home to make homemade caramel apples - Yum...
Easy microwavable Caramel Apple recipe (I love EZ recipes that take little to no time) but I still want the food to taste good.
Caramel Apple Recipe
One package (14 oz) of traditional caramels
3 tablespoons of water
Microwave on high for about 2-3 minutes or until caramel is soft
Stir water and caramels to mix
Shove sticks in center of apples and Dip apples in caramel.
Set caramel apples on cookie sheet, covered with wax paper and/or buttered to let caramel stiffen. Eat and enjoy – yum!!!
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